Archive for Pain & Injury

Whiplash Injury

Pain & Injury on October 23rd, 2010 No Comments

The most  common form of Whiplash is typically associated with a motor vehicle collision (MVC). The scientific literature explains that even low speed impact can have lasting effects upon the health of the cervical spine as well as resulting psychological consequences. The top three  factors which determine the severity of injury from a (MVC) are […]

Tension-type Headaches

Pain & Injury on October 21st, 2010 No Comments

Tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most prevalent of headache disorders seen in clinical practice. This condition can be divided into two subgroups or categories: episodic and chronic their definition is based the upon frequency of the attacks. Episodic (TTH) occurs fewer than 15 days per month and chronic (TTH) occurs 15 days or more per month. […]

Quadratus Lumborum The Mimicker of Low Back Pain

Pain & Injury on October 20th, 2010 2 Comments

When someone comes into my clinic with Low Back Pain (LBP), I was always taught and continue to hear in advanced seminars that you should check out the Iliopsoas as a potential contributor to the persons (LBP) . After 20 years of practice I can hardly recall a case where the person would say – […]

Decreased Range of Motion for Rotation of the Cervical Spine

Pain & Injury on October 19th, 2010 No Comments

How many times have you awakened in the morning and were unable to turn your head from one side to the other?  Sleeping on your stomach with the head rotated to one side is a common cause of decreased rotation of the cervical spine and neck stiffness. Prolonged cervical rotation decreases blood flow through the vertebral […]

Pain in the neck?

Pain & Injury on October 13th, 2010 No Comments

Why is the Levator Scapulae such a Pain in the neck? Here are some theories – 1) This muscle actually physically twists around itself and attaches onto the transverse processes of C1-C4, therefore increasing the tension within the muscle fibers. 2) This muscle is responsible for stabilizing the head which can weigh up to 19 […]

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